A pensioner who died after a horrific road crash has been described as a larger than life character with a huge personality.
Andy Bett, a stonemason and builder by trade, carried on working past the age of 70 until ill health forced him to retire.
Latterly, however, he spent much of his time frequenting many of Perth’s cafes and visiting Portugal, which he described as his “second home”.
The 80-year-old died in Ninewells Hospital after his car collided with a tree near Glenfarg in Perthshire.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transferred to Ninewells by ambulance.
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His wife Alison, 61, said he had been driving back to their home in Glenfarg after a trip to Perth.
“He would have done anything for anyone,” she said.
“I was travelling shortly behind him, also on my way back from Perth.
“I found that the road home was blocked because of an accident and I somehow just knew that Andy was involved.
“When I got home and his car wasn’t there I discovered my worst fears had been confirmed.”
Andy was born in the Fair City and attended Kinnoull Primary School and then Perth High.
Alison said: “Andy was an affable man, he always had a big smile and a cheery word and loved being in the company of others.
“He would talk to everyone and enjoyed telling his stories.
“He was warm-hearted and generous with a friendly, happy personality.
“He also loved wildlife and nature and the Scottish SPCA would often re-home animals with him.
“Andy was very resilient and had survived many mishaps during his lifetime including a scaffolding collapse, a garden accident where he sustained 37% burns, acute liver failure due to a reaction to a prescription drug, a broken neck after falling down a flight of stairs and open-heart surgery.”